Kit Platt

Kit was born in 1910. He started playing bridge at an early age with his family. He was educated at Shrewsbury and then won a Major Classical Scholarship to Cambridge, where he played bridge for 3d a 100! He became a Chartered Accountant, moved to London, and was then called up for the war in the Army Pay Corps. He was away for more than four years without home leave, serving in Jerusalem, Cyprus, Sudan and Eritrea.

He and his wife Alma moved to Surrey and played rubber bridge at Byfleet Lawn Tennis Club. In about 1972, Rene Price came to play bridge at the club and eventually suggested that they should learn duplicate. Before long, Kit was elected to serve on the Surrey CBA committee, and was President in 1991, his final year on the committee. He continued to direct at Cobham Heath, Byfleet, and Old Woking.

In 1998, Kit received the Dimmie Fleming Award for his long and distinguished service to Surrey bridge.

To mark Kit’s 90th birthday in 2000, his family and friends donated the “Kit Platt Cup” to the County. This is currently being awarded annually to the winners of Div. 2 of the Surrey League.

From the Surrey CBA newsletter